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department? i don't want us to go down this road. i was really feeling pretty bullish that we were getting the job done, but if we're going to be going backwards here again, do wae need to have human resources come back to us and talk to us and give us an update if they're changing policy on us? >> well, this came out of -- this should have happened months ago because if i recall right, the redevelopment agency was dissolved in, what, john, february, march? and then there was a lot to do on the union negotiations with them because they had rights. so i do think that it would not necessarily be bad in the next couple months to have an update from them and, you know, coordinate that in some of the topics that might be timely since we're going to be going into budget again. the biggest hurdle, honestly,
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right now the biggest hurdle is a software system that was designed and installed that is extremely difficult and it has some issues in business practice. in other words, when like if pamela were doing, and she'll be up here, but fa if she was doing a process it has to lack at what are the rules. this thing doesn't, it's very difficult and there's recognition all throughout the city that this has caused problems for a lot of departments and those are the kinds of things we're running into. it's not reluctance on the part of the entities to approve our requisitions, it's that they can't see the requisition in the computer because it's there but they
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can't see it. we're trying to work through that major frustration. >> commissioner lee. >> director, you can see the value of these projects are going up and if this continues again for the next quarter i can see the department being very busy and if we don't get these extra people in, we might fall behind. so i don't know if that's a concern but please keep an eye on it. >> yeah, that was my concern. that's why every time, you know, remember 6 months ago i come up with major project, that's why i foresee all these coming. but that's what we are trying to push dhr trying to help us get all these requisition. unfortunately pamela mentioned about the computer program from controller office, the system. that's why we cannot --. >> i have been on ted yamasaki
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about our requisitions. we just got some approved by the mayor's office and i'm going to talk to him tomorrow -- hope he's listening -- and recommend we figure out what's holding things up in getting things through when they can see it on their side. but i'll work with the director and we'll work with the director at human resources and nicki and ted and see. >> why don't we leave it to the president to see when we should ask dhr for an update and maybe sooner instead of later. i'll leave that up to your discretion. >> thank you, probably more sooner than later. okay, commissioners? >> i just second that. i remember this was a january decision but we knew a year and a half before that, that there was a strong possibility
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because it was a governor's initiative that they would come now in october and say, oh, put everything on hold seems a little -- their lack of planning or disingenuous. >> it's not on our radar. the director has been saying things are coming. it's not great but things are coming forward. deputy director, we understand you are doing everything you can here. >> i just wanted it point out not knowing about this was not anything that the director would know about. i mean, we didn't know about it so --. >> i understand, yeah. >> it was one of those things where we hear about it one day and that same day. i want to just give him credit for, it wasn't his --. >> it's a big mandate for us, for all the commissioners here,
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as commissioner melgar has been saying for the last year. >> pam, i wasn't implying you knew about it but i think dhr did. >> looks like i'm on my way back to dhr >> do we have public comment? >> item 8b, update on proposed legislation. >> good afternoon, commissioners, bill strong, legislative and public affairs director. make this very short and sweet. this has already been a long meeting. the one item about our permit extensions and expirations, that legislation is expected at land use in probably the middle of november so that is moving ahead as we want it to. the reference that the chief housing inspector, rosemary, made a little bit ago about
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david chiu's legislation on amending chapter 41 a for the apartment conversion ordinance, this has to do with going after especially commercial entities that may be with master leases subleasing to tourists operations that supervisor chiu is particularly anxious to stop. that legislation passed its second reading yesterday. as expected, the mayor will sign it before the end of this week, so that will actually take legal effect sometime about the time of thanksgiving. and as the chief housing inspector indicated internally she is taking the lead on preparing the various steps the department will have to take to help enforce the provisions that are in those amendments. the only other one i wanted to address is what jane said about
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opening the door on commercial building, we have had mis take a look at our list of vacant buildings which right now is just a little over 500 buildings. it looks like we have 46 on that list that would fall into this commercial category. so it's obviously a much smaller number and we'll be working with supervisors it try to refashion that draft legislation accordingly. >> just on that, it would be your interpretation this is strictly for commercial buildings? >> that's my interpretation of what she had to say. she was very keen not to put any undue burden on the department to make sure we received whatever cost recovery comes out of this. with that, i think i will stop unless you have other questions. >> thank you, don. >> 8c, update on permit
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tracking system. >> good afternoon, commissioners, hermine canto, department of building inspection. the project is on track. the core configuration is complete and we're in the build phase right now. the scripts and reports have been prioritized and they are in development. the interfaces to the core system is also being done as we speak. for the past -- during the reporting period the department of building inspection and the planning department are working closely on the design and configuration of the access. it's the web portal for the public and project tracking system or the permit and the projects so the expectation is to form a citizen advisory group which consists of members from the community which would be, you know, members that use our
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system, design professionals, contracts by professionals and also one commissioner from inspector statements. the committee is expected to be somewhere between 15 and 20 members and they will be providing input feedback comments on the user interface and providing also the user acceptance part of it. regarding the time frames when they expect the level of time, effort will be coming out shortly in the next couple of weeks. if there's any other questions on that i can answer. >> just the advisory committee. when would you like to hear back from the commission on that if there's somebody from the commission. >> as soon as possible would be great because we're trying to identify the members and within the next couple weeks the letters should go out from the department heads to the
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respective members. >> the department heads would send out the letters identifying who the different stake holders for the --. >> yes. >> for the commission. so if there's somebody from the commission here wants to put their name forward, i think it would be best to put it to sonia and we can decide if that works for the commission. do we have any idea how many times a month you will be meeting or the time frame involved? >> we are discussing that as we speak but the involvement would start in january, probably for a span of 3 months, but the details should be coming out soon. >> thank you and thank you for the update. looks like we're almost there . >> item 8d, update on other technology projects. >> hermine canto, technology department of the department of
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building inspection. email delivery is almost complete, we should have that shortly. we have about 40 percent of dr requests coming through the web right now. on the cache management system, the good news is the tax director is scheduled to go live in november, which means we will follow within a few weeks after that. this is scheduled for the last week of november for the tax collector. we did receive the hardware, the cash drawers on the units, so they are going to be installed shortly and then the training is scheduled for sometime in december. on the tablet pc's, we deployed a few tablets for the field inspectors, we did receive feedback for the service provider. we are gathering feedback and will be presenting options to make it better and possibly even a better service provider option
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to our director and deputy director in the next week, i would think. on the southern project, it's going fine. actually, we had a site survey from the contractor team and the architecture design team and they are putting the drawings together. hazmat survey was performed and wae do have a report on that, too. >> commissioner comments? seeing none, thank you again. >> thank you. >> is there any public comment on item 8a through district of the director's report? seeing none, item 9, commissioners questions and matters. 9 a, inquiries of staff. at this time commissioners may make inquiries to staff regarding specific documents, policies and procedures which are of interest to the commission. >> commissioner mar.
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>> i thought we were going to get an update maybe on the, just a sum-up of the schematic, what was wrong with the schematic and if that could be prepared for the next meeting that would be helpful also what would be the possibility of reusing that system or partially that system and also some feedback from the vendor about the problems. >> yeah, we are working on that. i intend to do it next commission meeting. >> any other items? item 9b, future meetings and agendas. at this time the commission may discuss and take actions and set the date of a special meeting and/or determine those items that can be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the building inspection commission. the next scheduled building inspection meeting date is
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november 21st and the litigation committee needing a sketch for the day before that. i will be contacting the commissioners, that is the week of thanksgiving. we are in hopes of having a quorum. please let me know early in advance so i will know we have at least 4 people. is there any public comment on item 9, a or b >> november 21st, you say? ?oo ?a november 21 is the building inspection commission meeting. >> when is thanksgiving? >> the 23rd, i believe. it's after, but i'm just putting it out there. >> after. >> the day after would be thanksgiving. >> yes, so it's the day before. it will be a morning meeting. it's a great day for
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a meeting. we can go for beginer after. >> item 10, adjournment. is there a motion to adjourn. >> motion to adjourn. >> is there any public comment? we are now adjourned, it is 4.28 pm.thank you.
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3-6r7b8g good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, november 6, 2012. happy election day. i hope everyone has voted. madam clerk, could you please call the roll. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, present. supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, absent. supervisor cohen, present supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor ferrell, present. supervisor kim, present. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. supervisor chu, present. mr. president, all members are present. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you
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please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have our october 2 board meeting minutes. a motion to approve those meetings? mar and avalos. those are approved. any communication? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications, mr. president. >> president chiu: and no consent agenda. go to our regular agenda. item one. >> clerk calvillo: ordinance amending the planning code radarring signage requirements for privately owned public spaces. item 1, supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor ferrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye.
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supervisor al gi, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: the ordinance is finally passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 2 ordinance amending the administrative code to require the mayor's office of housing and the planning department to report to the board of supervisors every five years on the implementation of the affordable housing trust fund charter amendment. >> president chiu: same house, same call? this ordinance is passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 3, ordinance amending the planning code to allow for greater size and depth from the corner for limited commercial uses in the residential transit oriented mission district and making requisite findings. >> president chiu: same house same call. this ordinance is passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 4, ordinance amending the health code regarding bedbug infestation prevention, treatment disclosure and reporting. >> president chiu: same house, same call.
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this ordinance is passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 5, resolution responding to the presiding judge of the superior court on the findings and recommendations contained in the 2011-12 civil grand jury report, san francisco's city technology needs a culture shock and urging mayor to cause implementation of the accepted findings and recommendations to the development of the annual budget. >> president chiu: same house, same call. it's adopted. >> clerk calvillo: item 6, on the findings and recommendations contained in the 2011-12 civil grand jury report better muni service without switchbacks and vehicles into san francisco municipal transportation agency accepted findings and recommendations through the development of the annual budget. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 7. >> clerk calvillo: item 7, ordinance amending the administrative code to authorize prepayment of jobs -- of the job
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housing linkage program for developments on certain port lands. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you, colleagues. as many of you know our office has been working with the port on this legislation to create a mechanism that will allow the port and the mayor's office and housing to work collaboratively to develop affordable housing on port property where the public trust has been lifted. assemblyman tom ammiano a bill to allow 3221 to be lifted from the public trust and be used potentially for non-trust uses, including affordable housing. and this ordinance would allow the port to sell -- below or -- market rate in exchange for receiving credits for jobs housing linkage feeds. the port would be authorized to use these credits to prepay authorization for private development on portland. the city would create an
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opportunity to see development on the waterfront and given the port flexibility in our jobs housing partnership obligations. would love your support today. thank you. >> president chiu: any further discussion? colleagues, can we do this same house, same call? passed on the same reading. why don't we skip over our 3 pm special orders and go to our committee reports, item 12. >> clerk calvillo: 12 through 15 were considered by the budget and finance at a special meeting on november 1, 2012 and forwarded to the board as committee reports. item 12 was amended, an ordinance amending the business and tax regulation code to prevent the payroll tax exclusion for small businesses 2012-15 from terminating in the event the voters passed a gross receipts tax. >> supervisor farrell: this is cleanup legislation to the small business payroll legislation we
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passed earlier. it was drafted before the gross receipts or proposition e language was drafted. this is to clean it up. it would have terminated on passage of proposition e that will be decided upon today and we obviously like all other payroll tax exemptions and incentives that we have passed wanted to phase in as the gross receipts phases in, in san francisco. this legislation accomplishes that phase-in period and i hope to have your support. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. i will be supporting this legislation. i didn't support the stand-alone measure a few months back because it was a complete separate item from our gross receipts tax that was moving forward. before it was actually fully drafted. since this measure is instant tri cay connected to the phase-in period anticipated in our gross receipts tax it makes sense that we look at -- i will be supporting it. it makes sense that i support in context of providing incentives
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for small businesses that also have been crafted into our gross receipts tax measure. so i will be supporting it. thank the sponsor. >> president chiu: further discussion? same house, same call? this ordinance is passed on the first reading. >> clerk calvillo: item 13, resolution approving real property located at 1515 eefns avenue and new hall street for purchase price of 15 million. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 14, resolution authorizing the director of the mayor's office of housing to execute a local operating subsidy program grant agreement with 220 golden gate master tenant for formerly homeless senior adults for the period of december 1, 2012 to november 30, 2027 in amount not to exceed 18.4 million. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 15. >> clerk calvillo: resolution
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retroactively authorizing the department of the environment to accept and expend a grant in the amount of 2.977 million to continue energy use and demand reduction through energy efficiency program in the city for the period of october 15, 2012 through december 31, 2012. >> president chiu: this resolution is adopted. next item. >> clerk calvillo: mr. president, next item is roll call for introductions. >> president chiu: let's go to roll call. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor ferrell. supervisor carmen chu. i wanted to adjourn in the memory of -- she died yesterday at age 87, spent world war ii and was imprisoned in the prison camp. she moved to the u.s. and then san francisco in 1952. her husband and she opened emerald cleaners. she will be missed by her
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daughters, and her many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. thank you. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: today i'm introducing three companion pieces of legislation, culminating from about a year's worth of work, to modernize how san francisco regulates the food truck industry in our city. this legislation is aimed at striking a balance between the needs to promote innovation and entrepreneurship while protecting our brick and mortar restaurants as well as school lunch programs. the food scene in san francisco is important to encourage diversity and food trucks are a key part of this culture. they provide new and interesting kinds of food, fletionibility, great opportunity for new entrepreneurs and we see many young people, women and immigrants able to enter the
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food industry through the food truck sector. food trucks also activate public spaces including our sidewalks. the food truck movement is important and has very broad popular support in san francisco, as you can see by the long lines at many of our food truck establishments. over a year ago i got involved in this issue for a number of reasons. we were seeing an escalating conflict between food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants with a lot of appeals of food truck permits. it was becoming chaotic add uncertain for brick and mortar and food trucks. so i got involved in order to foster some compromise where we could move forward. i convened a working group with a goal of treating everyone fairly. in addition we were encountering a situation where there are -- san francisco where food trucks are not allowed. if a college or hospital campus
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happens to be located in a residentially zoned area you can't put a food truck on that campus. in addition this board enacted a number of years ago a rule that for public middle schools and high schools you cannot have a food truck within 1500 feet or about three blocks of that school, although well intentioned that cutoff certain neighborhoods most extremely the mission from having food trucks on streets. so i worked closely with the school district, with food advocates, as well as our brick and mortar restaurant establishment and off the grid to craft legislation to address these issues. and this legislation -- or these three pieces of legislation will do that in several ways. first, with respect to our public schools, the buffer around public schools will be reduced from middle schools from 1500 feet to 500 feet, given that all middle school campuses
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are closed and students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch. for high schools, depending on the high school, either 750 or 1,000 feet. second, regarding the tension between brick and mortar and food trucks, food trucks will have to be positioned at least 50 feet from any brick and mortar restaurant so you don't have a situation where a food truck pulls up directly in front of a brick and mortar restaurant and has that competition where the brick and mortar has been there a long time, invested in the neighborhood. will improve noticing provisions around the granting of permits. in addition, the legislation i previously introduced to allow medical or hospital and college campuses in residential areas to have food trucks on their campus that will move forward. finally, dpw has had a hard time enforcing its permits against food trucks that are operating either in violation of their dpw
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permit, or without a permit at all. dpw citations are very hard to enforce. you typically have to go to court. so i'm introducing an amendment to the transportation code that will allow parking control officers, employed by mta to cite food trucks that are in violation of the public works code, and that citation can be enforced directly against the vehicle. so enforcement will be much easier. colleagues, i think that these three pieces of legislation, taken together, will significantly improve san francisco's regulatory approach to food trucks, will allow food trucks to thrive and serve all areas of san francisco, while -- our brick and mortar restaurants fairly and recognizing the importance of protecting the school lunch program and i look forward to the dialogue around this legislation. and the rest i submit. >> clerk calvillo:

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